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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology of Indigenous America

Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Full Time
Area Studies, Indigenous Studies
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Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Archaeology of Indigenous America

Hanover, NH
Open Date:
Aug 17, 2023
The Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of an Assistant Professor specializing in the archaeology of Indigenous America. We seek applicants with a demonstrated record of field and lab-based archaeological research, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and demonstrated engagement with contemporary Indigenous and descendant communities. Regional focus within the Americas and technical specialization are open. We seek candidates who will be engaging and inspiring our students and who will enhance the diversity of courses and other educational experiences in the department. This position will have a tenure home in the Department of Anthropology, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Native American and Indigenous Studies. This search is part of a cohort hiring initiative in Native American and Indigenous Studies across the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth. The other positions are in Global Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Environmental Studies. Collectively, these hires reflect Dartmouth's commitment to building and sustaining innovative Indigenous scholarship and teaching. In addition, the Anthropology Department has a second search in Cultural Anthropology focused on the study of inequality that is part of the Faculty Fellow Program in Arts Sciences, a cohort of faculty members who have demonstrated their commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their disciplines. Anthropology at Dartmouth is a vibrant intellectual community spanning the four subfields, with one of the strongest records in our discipline among US liberal arts colleges. The person in this position will contribute to the department's core curriculum and will have opportunities to develop new courses reflecting their areas of specialization. We seek qualified candidates who will be engaging and inspiring to our students and who will enhance the diversity of courses and other educational experiences in the department. In support of research, faculty and students in the department have access to travel and research funding from numerous institutional sources, including the department's Claire Garber Goodman Fund for Anthropological Research. Faculty in Anthropology collaborate with many other areas at Dartmouth. The department is part of a growing interdisciplinary PhD program, Ecology, Evolution, Environment and Society (EEES), through which we maintain a cohort of graduate students in relevant fields of anthropology, including archaeology. In addition, the department typically hosts several postdoctoral scholars funded by the Dartmouth Society of Fellows, the Neukom Institute, the McKennan Fund, and a variety of other institutional programs. Our graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are supported by the Guarini School for Graduate and Advanced Studies, including their diversity and inclusion initiatives. Faculty in the department frequently collaborate with colleagues in the Geisel School of Medicine and the Thayer School of Engineering, and many have additional affiliations with related departments and programs, such as: Geography, Biological Sciences, Classics, Environmental Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies; and African and African American Studies. The Department of Anthropology and Dartmouth are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. Dartmouth recently launched a new initiative, Toward Equity, that embraces shared definitions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a foundation for our success in institutional transformation. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and with different identities and attributes. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This statement will be evaluated as part of the selection process.
Applicants should have a PhD in anthropology, archaeology, or closely related field, or be ABD with PhD expected before the start date of their appointment. Applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in research and teaching, and demonstrated commitment to addressing underrepresentation in higher education. Effective classroom teaching is essential for this position.
Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit all materials electronically via Interfolio:
  • Cover letter describing, (i.) current and future research plans, (ii.) teaching experience and philosophy, and (iii.) how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth's commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • CV, including the names of three (3) references willing to provide letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications will begin September 25, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Additional materials and reference letters may be requested at a later date. This search is part of the Dean's Diversity Initiative. For all openings in Arts and Sciences, please visit our Faculty Recruitment page.
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